Inadequate Financial Aid for Higher Education Puts Brakes on Opportunity

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Author:
Don Baylor /(512) 320-0222 x 108

December 12, 2008

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Meaningful access to higher education is a cornerstone of economic opportunity. Higher educational attainment strengthens the workforce, increases earnings, and often leads to a better quality of lifeâ€"for individuals and the broader society. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Texas must support students who are seeking higher education. This policy page discusses the underfunding of Texas’ financial aid programs and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s strategies to improve educational participation and success.